• 03-30-2013, 05:59 PM
    3LB
    Top 20 Pop tunes of all time
    Look at me, I'm pulling a Smokey (well, sorta... not that kinda smokey)

    I love me some pop (I harken back to the old days of old RR and one of my buds, PwrPopGuy). I'm talkin pure pop splendor.

    Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
    Don't Dream Its Over - Crowded House
    Circle Of Love - Steve Miller Band
    Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson
    The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker - Prince
    What Is Life - George Harrison
    Anything - Pray For Rain
    River High - Chisel
    Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie
    Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
    Sister Golden Hair - America
    Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
    Float On - Modest Mouse
    Touched By The Hand Of God - New Order
    Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
    Sidewalk - Built To Spill
    Let's Spend The Night Together - Rolling Stones
    Don't Let It Get You Down - Spoon
    Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
    Do Ya - Electric Light Orchestra
  • 03-30-2013, 07:27 PM
    ForeverAutumn
    I cannot begin to express my hatred for the song Brass in Pocket.
  • 03-30-2013, 10:01 PM
    Smokey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 3LB View Post
    Look at me, I'm pulling a Smokey (well, sorta... not that kinda smokey)

    Whatever you did, you did good :)

    Not a bad list, but to make it complete I would also add Mama's and Papa's "California Dreamin" and Don Mclean's "Castle In The Air".
  • 03-31-2013, 07:45 PM
    JoeE SP9
    I'm glad you like them. None of them would make my top 50. Of course that's what having different taste is all about.

    IMO any list of the top 20 pop tunes of all time that doesn't have Billy Jean on it is way off base.
  • 03-31-2013, 09:00 PM
    Rae
    Without passing any judgement on yr list or trying to come up with a perfect 20 of my own, let me just say that The Knife's "Heartbeats" ought to be in the discussion.

    The Knife - Heartbeats - YouTube

    ~Rae
  • 03-31-2013, 09:01 PM
    Rae
    Also prolly "Walk Away Renee". That's it.

    ~Rae
  • 03-31-2013, 10:13 PM
    3LB
    I would like to think such a list would inspire more discussion than anything else.

    Disagree away!
  • 04-01-2013, 07:03 AM
    MasterCylinder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JoeE SP9 View Post
    I'm glad you like them. None of them would make my top 50. Of course that's what having different taste is all about.

    IMO any list of the top 20 pop tunes of all time that doesn't have Billy Jean on it is way off base.

    Amen to that.............no MJ, no Beatles, no Beach Boys ?
    No way.
  • 04-01-2013, 04:31 PM
    3LB
    One could always post their own list.

    I did consciously leave off the Beatles cuz I figured they'd be on everyone else's list.

    But yeah, in my haste I did forget XTC, but would be stumped to pick only one of their songs. And I also left off one of my fave songs of all time, Feel Flows by the Beach Boys.
  • 04-04-2013, 08:08 AM
    Mr MidFi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    I cannot begin to express my hatred for the song Brass in Pocket.

    That's because you're special. Soooooo special...